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The Redspear Team By Ron Iddon
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Once again Ron Iddon has given us sharply drawn characters, placing them this time in an inland Australian town, and wrapping around them stories that engage us to the end. Here is Georgia, born to... More > an Aboriginal woman, and the best stockman in the district; Errol, who manages a motel and his enterprising love life with equal dexterity; the visiting Duchess, welcome member of the Royal Family; Bobbo, the boy/man with unexplained powers; Maggie, ex-jockey with a long held love secret, and Mary---very old---but still the economic dynamo of Redspear. Even some of the town’s crows have roles. As revealed in the previously published “The Murray River Collection” and “The Queensland Collection”, Australia today has no finer chronicler of life outside its big cities than Ron Iddon< Less
THE COMMANDER By Bob Leatham
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Cowboy, Red Kelly and the ‘Brothers’, they know horses. The accountant, he doesn’t, he just seemed to be there. Between them they took on the might and money of Joe Polanski, the... More > other horse trainer in the King Valley. They all wanted the one horse, The Commander, very fast and very hard to manage. The local cop was in Polanski’s pocket, the people of the valley divided in their loyalties; after all Polanski employed a lot of them and he paid well. The local publican, Kanga Oldfield, dispensed the booze that fuelled the madness. What was Ellen Chandler’s secret? Did she and Red Kelly stand any chance? And the accountant’s boy, the irrepressible Itchy, young and vulnerable. Between them they carve a colourful swathe through the Victorian High Country. It all ends in mayhem and tragedy, tearing the community apart, but amazingly there is also a faint glimmer of hope.< Less
The Short Stories of Ron Iddon ... The Murray River Collection By Ron Iddon
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Eighteen stories of rural Australia - and it’s all here - drama, adventure, humour, love lost and won - and just battling on with life. Ron Iddon’s Murray River Collection is chock-full... More > of characters that some would say could only be Australian. Here you find the country’s greatest cricketer (but no-one knows of him), a Lothario who believes he has found his true love but who is met only with hostility, a young sheep station owner who gives his friend a day on the property that the visitor only just survives, an antiques dealer who has devoted half his working life to tracking down an iconic and immensely valuable piece of Australian heritage, a woman who has cleverly plotted to redeem the unjustly defamed reputation of her late husband, and a young man who befriends that mythic Australian bush creature, the Bunyip. Ron Iddon has ‘got it down’; as a chronicler of the lives of those Australians who live outside the cities this man is at the top of his game.< Less
Song of the North _ A Unique Adventure in Prose and Verse By Bob Morrow
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The unique culture, heritage and rugged natural beauty of Northern Australia are brought to life upon these pages through a collection of prose and poetry whose themes and imagery are synonymous with... More > the character of Australia’s vast territory north of the Tropic of Capricorn. Evocative, humorous and dramatic, SONG OF THE NORTH is Morrow's tribute to the timeless beauty of Australia’s North, its indigenous culture and memorable pioneering era, and a class of people whose like may never come again. The works are available for recital purposes (contact publisher). More information about the history of the works and the author can be found at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Song-of-The-North-Bob-Morrow/205303393903< Less
Queensland Ringer By Antony Agar
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In North America he's a cowboy, In Australia a ringer. With humour and insight the author has captured the atmoshpere of the Australian outback in this absorbing tale. We meet a young man newly... More > arrived on a north Queensland cattle station, completely out of his depth. We leave him head stockman on a vast Gulf Country station. Readers of all ages will identify with him as he learns the requiered skills, faces the dangers and assumes the responsibilities that bring about the transformation. The interesting characters he meets along the way are well drawn. The experienced men who guide him in the early years. His mates in the mustering camps. The violent types he is obliged to confront during off season labouring jobs. The cattle thieves he encounters. The young ladies who share his life from time to time. Set in the years when it was possible to ride for days on end without seeing a fence and when droving trips that lasted for months were commonplace, this is a book that is hard to put down.< Less
Queensland Ringer By Antony Agar
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In North America he's a cowboy, In Australia a ringer. With humour and insight the author has captured the atmoshpere of the Australian outback in this absorbing tale. We meet a young man newly... More > arrived on a north Queensland cattle station, completely out of his depth. We leave him head stockman on a vast Gulf Country station. Readers of all ages will identify with him as he learns the requiered skills, faces the dangers and assumes the responsibilities that bring about the transformation. The interesting characters he meets along the way are well drawn. The experienced men who guide him in the early years. His mates in the mustering camps. The violent types he is obliged to confront during off season labouring jobs. The cattle thieves he encounters. The young ladies who share his life from time to time. Set in the years when it was possible to ride for days on end without seeing a fence and when droving trips that lasted for months were commonplace, this is a book that is hard to put down.< Less